WRT54GS dropping wireless

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by fegg, Feb 7, 2006.

  1. fegg

    fegg Network Guru Member

    Why would my WRT54GS v2, running with WPA-PSK and 802.11g, always allow a client to connect the minute it restarts, only to drop it 10 to 60 minutes later?

    Admittedly, the signal strength is in the 50-60% range (the client is in the basement), but while the signal's up, the throughput is enough for my needs. What gives? How come it can't recover signal without being power-cycled? Is it the signal strength? When it goes down, the client complains that it can't find the WPA Authenticator (or something) - like the WRT54GS has gotten hung up on something?
  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    If you are using WPA, enable SSID broadcast. You should have the WPA2 hotfix installed from Microsoft. What wireless NIC do you have?
  3. fegg

    fegg Network Guru Member

    The client is a Linksys WET54GS5. Reception was near 100% for the first several months, then suddenly dropped to the 60's and if the connection is lost, it stays lost unless I re-start the WRT.

    I've replaced the WET twice under warranty, and the behavior stays the same... so I've started to suspect the WRT or something else as the culprit. But I have very little to go on.

    But why would the WET connect very quickly after restarting the WRT, only to lose connection about 30 minutes later and not be able to restore it by itself?

    Are there any settings on the WRT I can adjust that might help?
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